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Evaluation Analyst

Job #: req20010
Organization: World Bank
Sector: Environment
Grade: EC1
Term Duration: 1 year 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Washington, DC,United States
Required Language(s): English
Preferred Language(s):
Closing Date: 12/8/2022 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC

Description

Do you want to build a truly worthwhile career? Working at the World Bank Group (WBG) provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their most significant development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. A unique global partnership of five institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), which together form the World Bank; the International Finance Corporation (IFC); the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 170 offices worldwide, the WBG works with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a financial mechanism that provides grants and concessional funds to recipient countries for projects and activities to protect the global environment.  The governance structure of the GEF includes an Assembly, a Council, a Secretariat, a Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel and an Independent Evaluation Office (IEO).  Projects financed by the GEF are implemented by eighteen GEF Agencies. The IEO is functionally independent of, but administratively supported by, the World Bank. It is independent from the CEO of the GEF and reports directly to the GEF Council. The GEF Council authorizes IEO’s four-year rolling work plans, approves annual budgets and receives all evaluation reports (www.gefieo.org).

The IEO has the central role of ensuring the independent evaluation function within the GEF; of setting minimum requirements for evaluation; of ensuring oversight of the quality of evaluation systems at program and project level; and of sharing evaluative evidence within the GEF. The IEO has the responsibility for undertaking independent evaluations. These evaluations are typically at the strategic level, on focal areas, or on cross-cutting themes. Institutional evaluations, such as assessing the resource allocation mechanism, or governance, are also undertaken.

The IEO’s work program is designed to help the GEF enhance its impacts and better address the most relevant environmental and related development challenges faced by recipient countries. With the completion of the Seventh Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF (OPS-7), the IEO has embarked on a new evaluation work program for the eighth replenishment period of the GEF (GEF-8). The ongoing and planned evaluations will feed into the Eighth Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF (OPS8), to be completed by the fall of 2025, in time for the next replenishment of the GEF. 

During the eighth replenishment period of the GEF (2022-2026), the IEO seeks to deepen the evidence on GEF’s results and performance through ex-post evaluations as well as provide real time feedback on recent shifts in the GEF’s strategy and programming, such as those related to country level strategies and integrated programs. The IEO will also strengthen its work to scale up learning and knowledge sharing, improve evaluation methodology and quality assurance, and enhance cost-effectiveness of evaluations. 
 
Organizational structure
IEO is led by the Director of Evaluation, who reports directly to the GEF Council. The Evaluation Analyst will report to the Team Leader/Chief Evaluation Officer under the overall guidance of the IEO Director.
 
Duties and Accountabilities

• Review project documents (approvals, implementation reports, reviews, and evaluations)
• Analyze data and information gathered through document reviews
• Prepare analytical tables and reports as inputs into evaluations
• Conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis
• Other portfolio analysis tasks as requested

Selection Criteria

• Master’s degree in statistics, economics, finance, business administration, public policy or other related fields applicable to the duties & responsibilities of the position, with advanced courses in statistics, programming and econometrics. 
• About three years of relevant experience with hands-on experience in using complex databases; ideally to assist portfolio and evaluation related work.
• Strong conceptual and research/analytical skills with attention to details and contextual backgrounds. 
• Knowledge of evaluation or related research methods and approaches.
• Proven track record in working simultaneously and effectively on a variety of tasks, independently adjusting to priorities and achieving results within agreed objectives and deadlines.
• Proficiency in the use of Excel, PowerPoint and statistical packages such as R, N-Vivo, STATA.
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. 
• A keen interest in environmental evaluation works & proven ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
• Demonstrated skills at taking initiative with proven ability to work across boundaries. 
• Good verbal and written English communication skills. 

Note: This requisition is for two ETCs Positions.

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Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.